Councils will not be forced to work together, says Davies

06th March 2018

Welsh ministers are scrapping a key element of their council reforms, the local government secretary has said.

Alun Davies said he will not force them to work together on a regional basis.

The condition was a central feature of the changes proposed by his predecessor Mark Drakeford.

Mr Davies told AMs: “I will not impose this on local government if this is not what they wish to do, and they have made it crystal clear they do not want to move in that direction.”

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